MBR problem: No OS on HD, won't boot to CD

#1
I'll go into more detail about how I got into this predicament if you think you might be able to help and need more info. My machine boots to a Win98 floppy just fine, but I can't use a boot floppy to get it to boot to CD.

I just want to repair the bootloader so that i can put an OS on the hard drive. There's no data there to recover.

A friend recommended Easy BCD and it looks like it would fit nicely on a floppy, but I'm not the most command line savvy person in the world and could do with some help getting started.

TYA
 

JustinW

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#2
The bootloader well get installed when you put an OS on there. EasyBCD isn't a bootable utility (though it may work from floppy on Win98?). Point is EasyBCD can only be used when an existing Vista/Windows 7 installation is already on the drive.